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China backs India’s hosting of BRICS as summit offers forum to ease border tensions

China has said it supports India’s chairmanship of the BRICS summit this year, signalling goodwill after the two countries agreed to cool tensions in their months-long border stand-off.The neighbours last week pledged to disengage troops from Pangong Tso, a bitterly contested lake area in the western Himalayas, after nine tense months of what has been the worst military confrontation in decades between the nuclear-armed nations.The two militaries have begun a tenth round of talks aimed at…


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